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Jar with Bamboo Decoration

Apprenticed to the renowned potter Hamada Shoji, Shimaoka became a distinguished potter in his own right, earning the honor of Living National Treasure of Japan in 1996. The decoration on this jar is created by using a white-slip fill technique popular in Japan in the sixteenth century, which is derived from Korean porcelain (buncheong ware).

Shimaoka Tatsuzo
Japanese, 1919–2007
Jar with Bamboo Decoration
Stoneware with glaze and white slip
20th century
H. 7 ½ in. (19.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 72.54.1

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